Centre for Social Innovation in the Netherlands (2)

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1. NCSI: Center of Social innovation in the Netherlands 2. Social innovation: some quotes

  • The enhancement of labour productivity, better use of talent within organisations and enhancemant of fun at work.
  • A stimulating working climate will improve workers pleasure and performance.
  • If you give more voice to the workers, for example about their working time schedule, the organisations performance will improve.

3. NCSI Organisation structure

  • 2 employers- associations
  • 2 unions
  • 2 universities
  • 1 knowledge institute
  • big firms . unions
  • commercial consultants agencies
  • universities
  • knowledge institutes

Knowledge- platform Programm Council Innovation platform Board Projectteam Projects & Networks NCSI MP 4. Financial structure

  • Government support (3 departments)
  • Support of founding fathers (boardmembers) in money and kind
  • Contribution of members programmcouncil and knowledge platform
  • Payed projects or assistance (consultancy)

5. NCSI Roles, activities and target groups

  • Action center: realise projects with organisations
    • Demand driven start en organise projects
    • Experiments & monitoring
    • Examples: bottom-up innovation, management on the base of trust, selfsceduling, employe 2.0, ICT&labour, manage flexibel labour.
    • Aimed also at regions&branches of trade
  • Knowledge center: gather and spreadknowledge
    • D-base (cases, literature, surveys, labour agreements); Seminars, Courses and conferences; Knowledge groups; NCSI Academy;Trainee-programm; Publications
    • Focus on intermediary groups (consultants, trainers, employers organisations and unions)
  • Lobbying, agenda-setting, influence on politics

6. Key supporters/drivers for social innovation

  • Visionairy management (individuals)
  • Collective labour agreements (some, growing)
  • Consultants& trainers (the good ones)
  • Subsidy:
    • ESF (?)
    • National, such as:Innovation vouchers for branches of trade (till now: focus on technology)
    • Innovation platform programm (yet to start)
  • Willing but potential?
  • Employers organisations
  • Unions


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